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J Betski's

#30 of 1,142 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
German, Polish, European
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10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
919-833-7999
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 83
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Will never disappoint!

This is one of our favorite places to have dinner. Not a chain and very local which we really love. The food here is very fresh and the service here is excellent. Their menu changes which is also a plus so you can try different dishes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Tina S
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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  • Special occasions
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to have dinner. Not a chain and very local which we really love. The food here is very fresh and the service here is excellent. Their menu changes which is also a plus so you can try different dishes.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A few dishes are excellent here, but for a German/Polish restaurant there wasn't enough ethnic food on the menu. A little too pricey. If you have a simple meal with house wine could cost you $40-$50.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Food is good---service needs to step up. The wait staff didn't seem to care whether my friend or I were there or not. The food was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We ate here for our anniversary. Had one of the soups on special and pork schnitzel. Very good food, very good beer, very good staff!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's been a while since I've eaten here but each time I found the entire meal wonderful. Growing up around traditional German food, J Betski's serves up surprisingly light dishes based on traditional recipes. But pace yourself or go with a group so you can sample more appetizers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Downtown Raleigh. The food is always good, been going for over 7 years and I have never been disappointed. You can eat outside or in. Try one of their cocktails and don't over look the prorogues. They are the best. I usually have the fish and it is always wonderful.

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Austrian food in a casual and inviting atmosphere. Many employees have been at the restaurant since it opened. The owner is also the chef. Food is fresh and made in house. The cabbage/slaw/sauerkraut is great. Do not hesitate to try the specials. You will not be disappointed and will learn why it is a favorite in Raleigh.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I wouldn't expect to find good German in the seat of Wake Forest county but I should know better than to underestimate Raleigh and it's culinary offerings. Delicious brats and smoked sausages dominate the appetizer menu and pair perfectly with any of the authentic German beers on hand. Go with the tried and true schnitzel or venture into more adventurous... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I like everything about this place. It was comfortable in an old world way, the service was excellent as was the food. I had the Fresh Kielbasa Sauerkraut with Spicy Mustard and the soup of the day which was a chilled creamy asparagus. The Kielbasa was perfect. It was dense but still very tender and full of flavor. The sauerkraut... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

not the first time here but always first class meals...greens the freshest, kielbasa nicely flavored and the pierogi superb..I just wish it weren't so far away..

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Additional Information about J Betski's

Address: 10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
Phone Number: 919-833-7999
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: German, Polish, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-833-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Polish, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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